It's July 4, Independence Day. A day for Americans to get drunk in the name of patriotism. And in that patriotic spirit, we know every city in the United States is American, but Houston might be most 'Merican of them all. Here's seven reasons why:
Houston museums should display some Houston art.
Houston's Top 25 closed music venues.
Photos by Jeff BalkeThe Houston Press is presenting a series of posts leading up to a feature story in the print edition of the 100 Things to Do in Houston Before You Die. Each blog post contains one of our top 10 bucket list items along with nine others in the top 100. To narrow our list, we chose ... More >>
Before we go any further, this isn't over. Houston fancies itself as forever moving forward, a "city of the future," but in a relatively short time span -- the past 40, maybe 50 years -- it's managed to rack up an impressive number of live-music stages that have come and gone, and left quite a lasti ... More >>
Fox26 newscaster Isiah Carey got over his embarrassment and learned to embrace the power of social media. He’s among this year’s winners, all creative users of the latest technology.
A new survey based on Twitter use -- and actually filled with all sorts of math has ranked 373 American metropolitan areas in terms of how happy and sad residents are. The study by the Vermont Complex Systems Center look at more than 10 million geotagged tweets. It looked for "happy" words like rai ... More >>
"What do you get for the woman who has everything?" That question must have been plaguing Sean Carter for the past weeks, at least. His lovely wife, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, whom he so callously stole away from our fair city even though she is 100 percent too good for him, turns 31 today. In the p ... More >>
The Houston Press honors three local arts groups on the city's cutting edge.
Gunplay aside, listenlisten have made one of 2009's most anachronistic, arresting new albums.
The Sixties. A time when you could open a club called the Love Street Light Circus & Feelgood Machine. Unironically, too!I mean, look at that picture. It looks like it's from a very bad Hollywood movie -- you can almost hear the lame attempt at psychedelic rock, the wavy light show, the tortured ... More >>
Most Houstonians probably know Huntsville for the colossal Sam Houston statue, designed by Texas artist David Adickes, himself a graduate of Sam Houston State University and a Huntsville native. At 67 feet tall, "Big Sam" is dubbed The World's Tallest Statue of an American Hero. Or maybe they know ... More >>
Who says Texas isn't battling cigs?
It’s pretty easy to guess what was going through the minds of most Houstonians after Barack Obama was elected. When would David Adickes get to work on his 7,000-pound concrete and steel Barack Obama head? The answer: the very next day. All he’s got so far is a model -- in truth, one that doesn ... More >>
Comcast's odd TV campaign
Deborah Colton Gallery has new digs, y’all. The main gallery is now located at 2445 North Boulevard in the Upper Kirby District, leased from artist Molly Gochman. It’s a cool building with an AstroTurf courtyard in the back. The concave and convex spheres you see on the outside of the building w ... More >>
Native Houstonian creates Web site for boomer music fans
Before you check out the Black Angels this weekend at Warehouse Live or watch Roky Erickson’s recently taped Austin City Limits episode (featuring special guest Billy Gibbons; scheduled to air January 12), David Adickes will help you brush up on the early days of Texas psych 7:30 p.m. tonight at N ... More >>
Local artist David Adickes, a.k.a. that dude who makes those gigantic presidential heads, will christen a new sculpture of the Beatles at his studio (2500 Summer Street) tonight at 7:30 p.m. The Fab Four will eventually be placed on I-10 for all cross-country travelers to see. Take that, Phoenix! T ... More >>
The battle against Nooky's Erotic Bakery rages on
At two new shows, it's half the substance, all the style
The natural science museum sheds its stuffy image
Houston artist David Adickes finds new homes for his massive presidential busts
Jim Maxfield's Tanglewood Pharmacy is home to the autographs of the rich and famous
Painter Vladimir Gorsky learned how to work the system in the Soviet Union for personal gain. He discovered that things operate much the same way in America.
Houston sculptor David Adickes has one message for the art world: large is good
With his poetic kitsch gods, Paul Kittelson is one of Houston's most important artists